Real Name: Marion Martinet
Identity/Class: Normal human
Occupation: Weapons manufacturer
Group Membership: None
Affiliations: His personal army
Enemies: David Dreir
and his army, Human Fly
Known Relatives: Angeline (wife, deceased),
Base of Operations: Rocky Mountains, USA
First Appearance: Human Fly I#3 (November, 1977)
Powers/Abilities: Marion Martinet was an
astute businessman with advanced engineering design skills and a
flamboyant flair. He had an athletic build.
Weight: 170 lbs. (by approximation)
(Human Fly I#4 (fb) - BTS) - Marion Martinet was a
weapons manufacturer who married the former wife, Angeline, of his
chief rival, David Dreir. He embraced her polio-stricken daughter,
Alexandra, as his own child, but this became one component of a bitter
rivalry with David Dreir that escalated with Angeline's death.
(Human Fly I#3 (fb)) - Martinet had his masked thugs break up one of Dreir's political campaign rallies. The thugs later rescued Alexandra from Dreir's mansion and took her to Martinet's fortress in the Rocky Mountains. Providing selective information, Dreir gained stuntman-adventurer Human Fly's assistance against Martinet.
(Human Fly I#3) - The Fly slyly scaled Martinet's
near-impregnable fortress, evading one of Martinet's mechanical condor drones, but was
overpowered by the costumed Martinet and two henchmen. Martinet had
Alexandra drugged to keep her placid.
(Human Fly I#4) - Martinet let
the Fly escape into the fortress tunnels to try and trap him in a
cavern with two panthers. Meanwhile, Martinet took Alexandra onto an
armed hover platform to lead the charge against Dreir's personal army.
armed forces clashed violently on the mountain side until eventually Martinet and
Dreir confronted each other face to face, oblivious of the deadly
danger Alexandra was in right next to them until the Human Fly rescued
her. Martinet and Dreir shamefully ended their battle.
Comments: Created by Bill Mantlo (writer), Lee Elias (pencils) & Don Perlin (inks).
Dreir's weapons focused more on fancy tanks, half tracks and motorbikes, while Martinet had the more flamboyant mechanical flying war-hawks and hover platforms. So I guess this is where many of those nutty but classic weapons used by assorted villains came from!
A villain with a flair for the dramatic, I wish he'd returned, but perhaps he got lost in the ranks of Hydra or some such.
Profile by Grendel Prime.
Marion Martinet has no known connections to:
Human Fly I#3, p17, pan4 (main image)
Human Fly I#4, p17, pan3 (headshot)
Human Fly I#4, p12, pan4 (battle weapons)
Human Fly I#3 (November, 1977) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Lee Elias (pencils), Don Perlin (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Human Fly I#4 (December, 1977) - Bill Mantlo (writer), Lee Elias (pencils), Rod Santiago (inks), Archie Goodwin (editor)
Last updated: 05/13/17
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